A Colorful Test for Prostate Cancer http://ow.ly/wnOL30aDiv9
If you are a man with prostate cancer, you have higher than normal levels of a protein known as AMACR. What's more, that protein has been linked to the aggressiveness of the cancer, and if your levels of AMACR can be lowered, the growth of your prostate cancer will also slow down commensurately.
So measure the AMACR levels of every man newly diagnosed with prostate cancer, right? Sounds like a plan!
...except there has never been a way to easily measure functional levels of AMACR, until now.
Scientists from the University of Bath in the UK have not only created a test for AMACR, but it is simple, inexpensive, and... colorful! A chemical devised by the researchers turns a bright yellow in the presence of the functional protein within minutes.
“One of the important things about our test is that we can now quickly analyze samples and start investigating the development of new treatments based on reducing AMACR function. It will also allow investigation of the underlying biology, which is currently poorly understood. There is also potential for developing the method into a new way of monitoring the cancer. This is an extremely significant step forwards in the field,” said Lead author Dr. Matthew Lloyd, from the U Bath's Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology.
Using the new test many samples can be analyzed quickly and at the same time, and the functional level of AMACR can be measured much more accurately than by previous methods.
Dr. Iain Frame, Director of Research at Prostate Cancer UK said: “The development of new treatments to halt the spread of prostate cancer is crucial if we are to stop thousands of men dying from the disease every year. It has been known for some time that a protein called AMACR is involved in prostate cancer development. This makes it an exciting drug target, but until now, it has been difficult to test the effectiveness of potential new drugs on blocking the protein.
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  • drdavidsamadiA Colorful Test for Prostate Cancer http://ow.ly/wnOL30aDiv9
    If you are a man with prostate cancer, you have higher than normal levels of a protein known as AMACR. What's more, that protein has been linked to the aggressiveness of the cancer, and if your levels of AMACR can be lowered, the growth of your prostate cancer will also slow down commensurately.
    So measure the AMACR levels of every man newly diagnosed with prostate cancer, right? Sounds like a plan!
    ...except there has never been a way to easily measure functional levels of AMACR, until now.
    Scientists from the University of Bath in the UK have not only created a test for AMACR, but it is simple, inexpensive, and... colorful! A chemical devised by the researchers turns a bright yellow in the presence of the functional protein within minutes.
    “One of the important things about our test is that we can now quickly analyze samples and start investigating the development of new treatments based on reducing AMACR function. It will also allow investigation of the underlying biology, which is currently poorly understood. There is also potential for developing the method into a new way of monitoring the cancer. This is an extremely significant step forwards in the field,” said Lead author Dr. Matthew Lloyd, from the U Bath's Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology.
    Using the new test many samples can be analyzed quickly and at the same time, and the functional level of AMACR can be measured much more accurately than by previous methods.
    Dr. Iain Frame, Director of Research at Prostate Cancer UK said: “The development of new treatments to halt the spread of prostate cancer is crucial if we are to stop thousands of men dying from the disease every year. It has been known for some time that a protein called AMACR is involved in prostate cancer development. This makes it an exciting drug target, but until now, it has been difficult to test the effectiveness of potential new drugs on blocking the protein.
  • ski4me1The more positive steps in the right direction the better! Good work researchers!
  • ekaterina_v_petrovaЕсли бы, в нашей стране это анализ было сдать также просто и легко, как анализ крови или мочи. То давно бы это уже сделала. Но для этого нужно многим врачам вытирать нервы, переругаться с множеством людей. В моей стране, очень сложно добиться направление на эти анализы, особенно маленькому ребенку. Да и в платных клиниках, особо не стремится дать направление на анализ. Всё равно, мои предложения по поводу этого заболевания, кроме меня не кто не сможет увидеть, того что хочу я увидеть. Это мои предложения, и я хочу сначала сама всё увидеть. И только после показать другим. Негде посмотреть, того что есть в интернете мало. Но для лечения моего сына. Мне предложили только две страны с квалифицированного лечения. И то врачи очень были удалены этому заболеванию и мало что знают про этот диагноз. Единственный человек который мог бы мне помочь, тётя, но она уже почти ослепла от сахарного диабета. Я только время теряю из-за расстояния и тупых сп
  • ekaterina_v_petrovaСпоров с безмозглыми врачами. Ненавижу тех людей, которые других людей слушать не хотят и не умеют, и вообще не понимают то о чем идёт речь. Что год назад, что сейчас такое ощущение, что вокруг меня большая часть тупых не на что не способных людей.
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  • i_love_my_amaxzing_guy_foreverGuys do what Dr David Samadi tells you it's important you get screened & PSA done never put your health of as it will safe you life guys life is to short it is so presious so be strong & brave guys put your health first & always go to the best if you can which is Dr David Samadi god bless xxxx
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